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  • 5 Jewish baseball players hit home runs on the same day

    (JTA) — June 8 was the most productive day for Jewish batters in Major League Baseball history. Five members of the tribe combined for six home runs on Friday to help their respective teams to victory. Here’s the scorecard: Ryan Braun, “The Hebrew Hammer,” hit two home runs, driving in five runs to lead the Milwaukee…

  • Dodgers’ Joc Pederson breaks record for most homers by a Jewish player in one World Series

    (JTA) — Joc Pederson of the Los Angeles Dodgers has set a new home run record for Jewish players in one World Series. Pederson, a lefty-swinging outfielder, blasted a homer in the seventh inning of his club’s 3-1 win over the visiting Houston Astros in Game 6. The shot, to left field, was his third of…

  • Alex Bregman is the first Jewish player to win a World Series game with a walk-off hit

    (JTA) — Houston Astros infielder Alex Bregman notched the first-ever walk-off hit by a Jewish player in the World Series when his RBI single drove home Derek Fisher to lead his team to an epic 13-12, 10-inning win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. After the five-hour-plus game, which lasted into early Monday morning on the…

  • Baseball 2017: All the Jewish major leaguers to watch

    (JTA) — In baseball, they say time begins on Opening Day. Everyone has a chance for a fresh start. Most of the old familiar names are back, although some have new addresses. If you count Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, there are nine Jews who begin the year on Major League rosters. But then there’s…

  • How all the Jewish MLB players did in 2016

    (JTA) — This season promised to be a banner year for Jewish Major League Baseball players — and by and large, the class of ’16 fared pretty well. Many had their best seasons in years and fans were introduced to a couple of promising newcomers. As the big league calendar reaches its climax with the World…

  • The ring’s the thing: Ex-Steeler Randy ‘The Rabbi’ Grossman recalls glory days

    As his old club prepared to take on the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV in Dallas on Sunday, Randy Grossman reminisced about his time as a Steelers’ tight end and talked about his Jewishness and the absence of anti-Semitism he encountered in his career.